DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.
2 volumes, 8°, etched frontispiece and additional etched title, 41 etched plates by Robert Seymour and Phiz, printed title for each volume (plates browned and some spotted, a few spots or stains), contemporary calf (rebacked).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, SCARCE IN TWO VOLUMES. Smith 3, note 3: "Several copies of a two-volume issue of Pickwick exist. Circumstances regarding this issue are obscure, but Eckel and others, including Carr, McCutcheon, and Sawyer, have suggested that it preceded the one-volume issue, was abandoned before many copies were distributed, and did not appear in publisher's cloth." Eckel p. 56. (2)